Being Faithful

2 Chronicles 16:9 (KJV) 
For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. ….

God is longs to bless those who are faithful to Him.  Solomon wrote that a faithful man shall abound in blessings (Prov. 28.20)

Being faithful God and keeping Him as your first priority in every area of your life.  The Bible is full of examples of men and women whose unfaithfulness to the Lord cost them their lives as well the blessings that could have been theirs. Saul, the first king of Israel was once a powerful and wealthy leader, but he caved in to his selfishness and his desire to exalt himself. The closing caption over Saul’s life in I Chronicles 10:13 reads “ So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not….”.  A tragic end to a life that had so much potential.

Being faithful in a faithless world is not always easy in the short-term but it is always better in the long-run.  Just as faithfulness holds immeasurable blessings from the hand of God, unfaithfulness to God and His Word only lead us away from God. Walking in God’s will is the only path that ultimately brings any lasting rewards.

Ask God to make you a faithful servant today so that you too can withstand the storms of life and remain anchored to the God who cannot be moved.